Table 1 Pension plan membership

  1991 2006 Change
'000 %
Both sexes
Employees 11,672 15,043 29
Pension coverage 5,239 5,480 5
Defined-benefit plan 4,773 4,581 -4
Defined-contribution plan 466 899 93
Coverage rate (%) 45 36 -19
Defined-benefit plan 41 30 -26
Defined-contribution plan 4 6 50
Men
Employees 6,327 7,889 25
Pension coverage 3,076 2,810 -9
Defined-benefit plan 2,790 2,276 -18
Defined-contribution plan 286 534 87
Coverage rate (%) 49 36 -27
Defined-benefit plan 44 29 -35
Defined-contribution plan 5 7 50
Women
Employees 5,345 7,154 34
Pension coverage 2,163 2,670 23
Defined-benefit plan 1,984 2,305 16
Defined-contribution plan 180 365 103
Coverage rate (%) 40 37 -8
Defined-benefit plan 37 32 -13
Defined-contribution plan 3 5 52
Note: Plans with fewer than three members, inactive plans and hybrid/mixed plans were withdrawn from the sample. Coverage rates exclude members from the territories since they are not part of the Labour Force Survey.
Source: Statistics Canada, Pension Plans in Canada Survey.
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